How do I know which activities are approved?
Activities will be approved annually by the Associate Dean and appropriate subcommittees, and then published for the campus community.
Where do I find the official list of activities?
Approved activities in the three Applied Learning components (Disciplinary Scholarship, Reflective Citizenship, Active Engagement) will be posted on the college website on the ACT-In page, available at the Registrar and in the Associate Dean’s office.
What if I wait several semesters before declaring an ACT-In major?
If one does not officially declare an ACT-In major their first year, then evidence of Applied Learning participation will need to be gathered from the student’s previous semesters. For example, if a student has gone on a mission trip prior to declaring the major, and if the mission trip experience has been approved and then recorded on the official list, the student’s Reflective Citizenship component is satisfied.
How do new activities get approved and then count toward the major?
Normally, faculty and staff submit application to the Associate Dean for approval. The deadlines for submission are published. If a student wishes an activity to be considered for approval, s/he should consult with the faculty/staff member who coordinates the activity. The faculty/staff member may then consider the request.
Who keeps track of my degree plan?
The Registrar keeps the official record in consultation with the Associate Dean and your advisor.
What if I fail to complete the requirements in any of the three Applied Learning areas?
You will not graduate with the ACT-In major.
Who decides if I successfully complete each Applied Learning component?
The faculty/staff activity coordinator reviews and assesses student work, then communicates with the Associate Dean.
Why isn’t the ACT-In major required of all students?
The ACT-In major in only any option for those students who demonstrate the initiative and discipline to engage their world outside of their normal, expected academic work. The Applied Learning components represent work done above and beyond ordinary graduation requirements.